If you’re suffering from pain or mobility issues as a result of a sporting related injury, whether it be on the field or at the gym, physical therapy and occupational therapy may be able to help you in the recovery process. At MedAmerica in Deerfield Beach, Florida, our therapists are experienced in the treatment and rehabilitation of sporting related injuries for athletes of all ages. Physical therapy is often the best choice for recovery from sport injuries.

While surgery is sometimes the only option for the more severe sporting related injuries, a combination of physical therapy, exercise therapy and strength building exercises is the most common treatment for most sports injuries. Your physical therapist will work hand in hand with you throughout the recovery process, and during this time they will advise you on the best methods to prevent injuries in the future.

Some of the most common sports injuries are:

  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Groin Pull/Strain
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Rolled/Sprained Ankle
  • Cracked/Bruised Ribs
  • Rotator Cuff Tears/Strains
  • Runner’s Knee

Can physical therapy help with my sport related injury?

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise therapy and chiropractic can all help in the treatment and recovery process for the injuries listed above, but every case is different, so it’s important when consulting with your primary caregiver that you ask them which is best for you.

At MedAmerica, we’ve helped student athletes from FAU and Lynn University in Boca Raton recover from a variety of sports injuries and we’re confident we can help you too! Whether you play football, soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, baseball, lacrosse or you run track, physical therapy can help you recover from injuries and prevent injuries in the future.

Can sport injuries be prevented?

While some injuries are unavoidable when playing some of the higher impact sports like football and rugby, many injuries can be prevented. Simply stretching before and after your workout, practice, or game can prevent many strains and tears. Water is also very important. Dehydration not only effects your physical performance but your mental performance, and in many sports it only takes a split second lapse in judgement to cause a serious injury.

Contact us at MedAmerica today to book an appointment to consult with our physical therapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors. We have a team of highly skilled specialists who work together to help you get back on the playing field.